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Motte and Bailey - the motte is the mound upon which the castle is built and the…

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Middleham (Home to King Richard III) - Middleham Castle in Wensleydale, in the county of North Yorkshire, England, was built by Robert Fitzrandolph, 3rd Lord of Middleham and Spennithorne, commencing in 1190. It was built near the site of an earlier motte and bailey castle.

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Totnes Castle was first built as a motte and bailey castle by Judhael of Brittany shortly after the Norman Conquest in 1066 AD. It is situated on high ground in close proximity to the River Dart and overlooks Totnes town, which dates back to Saxon times.

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Totnes Castle is one of the best preserved examples of a Norman motte and bailey castle in England. It is situated in the town of Totnes on the River Dart in Devon. The surviving stone keep and curtain wall date from around the 14th century.

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An aerial view of Old Sarum, Wiltshire, UK showing the motte and bailey castle and the remains of the Bishop's Palace. The Bishop's seat was transferred to nearby Salisbury in 1219 which gradually led to the decline of the Old Sarum site. When the settlement grew too big they needed to relocate so they decided to fire and arrow and where it landed they would build the new settlement, the arrow hit a deer and where the deer died they built Salisbury Cathedral

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Okehampton Castle, Devon - England, A medieval motte and bailey castle built in 1068 by Baldwin FirzGilbert photography by Steve Crampton

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Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, England. The first Norman castle was a wooden structure and of a motte-and-bailey design, and was built in 1067, a year after the Battle of Hastings, on the orders of William the Conqueror. This wooden structure was replaced by a far more defensible stone castle during the reign of Henry II.

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Whittington Castle, Shropshire, UK As far as we know the only castle in Britain that is owned and operated by it's local community (fab) Built in 1090 though there is evidence that a Saxon settlement existed close by the site, In 1138 the castle was fortified by Empress Maud against King Stephen

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Totnes Castle is one of the best preserved examples of a Norman Motte and bailey castle in England. It is situated in the town of Totnes on the River Dart in Devon. The surviving stone keep and curtain wall date from around the 14th century.

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Reconstruction model of Hen Domen, a Norman motte and bailey castle near Montgomery [image 1 of 5]

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